S&L Mechanical Heating and Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Bellevue’

How a Faulty Thermostat Can Create AC Problems

Monday, May 20th, 2019

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Do you usually think of your thermostat as a part of the HVAC system? Or do you consider it something separate, a basic control panel on the wall that you have to adjust occasionally when somebody in the house starts complaining about it being too hot or too cold?

The thermostat is a control panel, but it’s also an essential part of the HVAC system. The thermostat connects you to the air conditioner and blower fan, but it also monitors temperatures in the house to detect and regulate how the AC works. If a thermostat has faults, such as miscalibrations or lost connections, it can create a slew of cooling troubles in your home. Often, those troubles may not at first seem like they’re coming from the thermostat, although professional HVAC technicians can track down the source for accurate air conditioning repair in Bellevue, WA.

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Some Easy Ways for Better Summer AC Efficiency

Monday, May 6th, 2019

piles-of-billsDuring the summer, you want your air conditioning system to work. But simply working isn’t enough. Your air conditioner should also be efficient so it won’t drain more power than it needs in order to run. When AC efficiency dwindles, utility bills go up.

The good news is that keeping an air conditioner energy efficient isn’t difficult. There are a few simple steps you can take that will give you the best chance at a low-cost summer of cooling.

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Is a Heat Pump Your Perfect Spring HVAC Installation?

Monday, April 8th, 2019

heat-pump-cabinetIf you’re reading this, it’s likely that you have plans to make big changes to your home’s HVAC system this spring. It’s a great season for heating and air conditioning improvements, since it comes in between the hottest and coldest times of the year. You’ll have an opportunity to think through your options, work with professionals who don’t have a hundred emergency calls on their plate, and have the new installation finished before the first heat wave arrives.

A heat pump is almost certainly on your list for a possible new installation. But is a heat pump in Bellevue, WA the right choice for your home? Let’s dive deeper into that question…

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Is Your Furnace Not Giving You Enough Heat?

Monday, January 28th, 2019

cold-man-with-thermostatAs long as the furnace serving your home was correctly sized when it was installed, you can expect to be able to receive the level of heating comfort necessary no matter how cold the outside weather gets. But at some point you may notice a drop in comfort, with some or all of the rooms not receiving the warmth necessary. You may be tempted to push up the thermostat setting higher than normal to compensate, but please don’t. When your furnace is having trouble keeping up, it likely needs repairs—or even a replacement.

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Make the Switch from Tank to Tankless for Your Water Heater

Monday, December 31st, 2018

tankless-water-heaterYou’ve got an ancient water heater in your home. It’s more than 15 or 20 years old, it’s unreliable, the water often doesn’t get hot enough or the hot water runs out too early. And it’s costing a fortune to run. Plus, you’ve noticed spots of rust on it. And maybe a leak…

Yes, it’s time to get a new water heater.

Before you start to consider the standard storage tank models you could have installed, we’d like you to know about the multiple benefits of tankless water heaters. You’ve probably heard about them, but do you know the advantage they can bring to a household? Going tankless might be your best way to start the New Year.

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Why Winter Can Be Rough for Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, December 17th, 2018

winter-sceneWe offer many home comfort solutions to our customers, and people often think about quality heating and air conditioning first when it comes to comfort. But we’re also focused on providing the best indoor air quality to our customers, and IAQ is critical not only for comfort, but also for health. Better indoor air quality is part of our larger goal to provide “Quality Service for Quality Living!”

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Air Conditioning Repairs Are Still Crucial at the End of Summer!

Monday, August 27th, 2018

technician-checking-on-ac-pressureWe can’t say for certain how many remained days of summer warmth to expect. Summer has a calendar end date, but the summer weather doesn’t. For this reason, air conditioner repairs don’t have a calendar end date either. As we move toward the last full month of official summer, the ACs in our homes will continue to perform an essential service—and keeping up with repairs is an essential part of ensuring they can do this service!

No matter the type of late-season air conditioning repair in Bellevue, WA you might need, rely on our team of HVAC technicians. We have emergency services available 24 hours a day, and we have certification from leading industry organizations such as NATE (North American Technician Excellence). We’ll treat you as if you’re our only customer—that’s how important your satisfaction is to us.

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Did You Have Your AC Maintained in Spring? Here’s How You Benefited!

Monday, August 13th, 2018

money-into-piggy-bankTaking care of your air conditioning in Bellevue, WA is a big part of our job. One of our strongest recommendations for our customers is to sign up for our regular maintenance program to take care of their cooling and heating systems. During spring AC maintenance, our technicians inspect and tune-up a home’s air conditioning system to help it perform its best over the coming summer.

“Hey, that’s great—but I already signed up and had my AC tuned-up.” That’s great—and we’d like to share with you how you benefited this summer because you took this important step. After all, we want you to keep current with your regular maintenance appointments: it’s good business for us and great comfort and savings for you.

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How Technology Has Pushed Energy Efficiency in the Last 5 Years

Monday, July 30th, 2018

air-conditioner-on-leavesThe air conditioning system has been around for over a century. The first electro-mechanical model was installed in a Chicago paper plant in 1902. But people tend to think of air conditioning technology as static—current ACs are pretty much just the same as the air conditioners from back in the ‘80s and ‘90s.

Thankfully, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, over the last 5 years of development, we’ve gone from having 16 SEER air conditioners (SEER is a measure of energy efficiency) as the highest in cooling efficiency. Now it’s common for homeowners to purchase 25 SEER air conditioners.

What got us to this point? How has technology increased air conditioning energy efficiency so high in so short a time?

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What to Do If Your Air Conditioner Stops Working

Monday, July 16th, 2018

woman-in-front-of-fan-hand-on-headOn a hot summer day, the last thing you want to happen in your home is to have the air conditioning system stop working on you. Maybe the air coming from the vents has turned to room temperature, or maybe no part of the AC is coming on at all. Whatever the case, when this happens you’ll be trapped with a hot and stuffy house until the problem is solved.

And it can be solved, so don’t worry. You can take a few steps to see if there’s a simple solution to this air conditioning dilemma. If there isn’t, we recommend you call for air conditioning repairs in Bellevue, WA or the surrounding areas with our experts. We’ll get to the bottom of the AC malfunction fast and have your cooling restored to you, whatever it takes.

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